Last quartet of conference tournaments begin on Thursday

Here are the key details that you need to know:

American Athletic Conference

All games to take place at the XL Center in Hartford, Connecticut.

First Round:

3:30 p.m. Eastern on ESPNU:

8 East Carolina vs. 9 Univ. of Central Florida

Winner takes on top seed SMU at noon on Friday.

6 p.m. Eastern on ESPNEWS

7 Tulane vs. 10 Houston

Winner plays second seed Tulsa on Friday.

8:30 p.m. on ESPNEWS

6 UConn (defending national champs) vs. 11 South Florida

Winner plays 3 seed Cincinnati on Friday.

Friday Action:

2 p.m. Eastern on ESPN2:

4 Temple vs. 5 Memphis

Both afternoon games on ESPN2, the night games will be on ESPNU.

Big Sky Conference

All games to take place on campus sites.  Best to check campus radio.

1 p.m. Eastern:

2 Eastern Washington vs. 7 Idaho

3:30 p.m.  3 Sacramento State vs. 6 Portland State

7:30 p.m.  4 Northern Arizona vs. 5 Northern Colorado

10 p.m. 1 Montana vs. 8 Weber State

Big West Conference

All games to take place at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.

Best to check campus radio.

3 p.m. Eastern:

1 UC Davis vs. 8 Cal State Northridge

5:30 p.m.  4 Long Beach State vs. 5 Hawaii

9 p.m.  3 UC Irvine vs. 6 UC Riverside

11:30 p.m. 2 UC Santa Barbara vs. 7 Cal-Poly

Sun Belt Conference

All games to take place in New Orleans.

Every round up to the title game can be seen on ESPN3 online.

Otherwise, best to check campus radio.

Thursday Action:

6 p.m. Eastern:  5 UT-Arlington vs. 8 Texas State

Winner plays the 4 seed Louisiana-Lafayette

8:30 p.m. 6 South Alabama vs. UALR (Arkansas-Little Rock)

Winner plays the 3 seed Louisiana-Monroe

Georgia State and Georgia Southern both earned double byes and will not have to play until the semifinal round on Saturday afternoon.

Otherwise, the Atlantic 10 early rounds can be seen on NBCSN.

That is all, the 31 conference tournaments in a nutshell.

Enjoy the remaining set of games as we are now under 80 hours until the draw is released.


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